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Has Brexit broken British politics?

February 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

UK and European flag together

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The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union took nearly a year longer to execute than was originally anticipated. The detail of the its future relationship with the EU is only now about to be negotiated. The fallout includes a seemingly broken Labour Party and the prospect of a constitutional clash between the UK and Scottish Governments. Prof Curtice will examine why Brexit has proven so difficult to resolve, the impact that it has had so far on the country’s politics, and the legacy that it yet might leave.

About the speaker

Professor Sir John Curtice

Professor Sir John Curtice is Professor of Politics at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland, and Senior Research Fellow, NatCen Social Research and the ESRC’s ‘The UK in a Changing Europe’ initiative. He has written extensively about voting behaviour in elections and referendums in the UK, as well as on British political and social attitudes more generally. He has been a co-editor of NatCen’s annual British Social Attitudes reports series for over twenty years, and is a regular contributor to British and international media coverage of politics in the UK.  Curtice is Chief Commentator at two websites, whatscotlandthinks.org and whatukthinks.org/eu, that provide a comprehensive collection of materials on public attitudes towards (i) how Scotland should be governed, and (ii) the UK’s relationship with the EU. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Academy of the Social Sciences and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.


February 24, 2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


University of York Open Lecture Series
01904 324778
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Room SLB/118, Spring Lane Building, University of York
University of York
York, YO10 5DD
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